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vesiculate

[adj. vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; v. vuh-sik-yuh-leyt] /adj. vəˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; v. vəˈsɪk yəˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
characterized by or covered with vesicles.
2.
of the nature of a vesicle.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), vesiculated, vesiculating.
3.
to make or become vesicular.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin vēsīculātus, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
vesiculation, noun
unvesiculated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vesiculation

vesiculate

verb (vɛˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, lɪt)
1.
to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular
adjective (vɛˈsɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
2.
containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles
Derived Forms
vesiculation, noun
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vesiculation in Medicine

vesiculation ve·sic·u·la·tion (vě-sĭk'yə-lā'shən, və-)
n.

  1. The formation of vesicles. Also called blistering, vesication.

  2. The presence of vesicles.

vesiculate ve·sic·u·late (vě-sĭk'yə-lāt', və-)
v. ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing, ve·sic·u·lates
To make or become vesicular. adj. (-lĭt, -lāt')
Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.

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